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Erie, PA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 28
Total Sleeping Rooms 2,827
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 200
Committable Meeting Rooms* 25
Convention Center Space 50,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 30,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 13,500 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $90
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $46
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $305
*Maximum for a single hotel

Erie, PA Airport Information

Erie International Airport (ERI)

Approximate taxi fare: $23 USD

Situated only seven miles from the center of Erie, Erie International Airport operates nonstop service to Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia, as well as connections to more than 1,100 destinations. Serving an average of 19 scheduled nonstop flights daily, the seven-gate Erie International features such passenger amenities as free Wi-Fi access, the full-service ERI Cafe and an on-site gift shop. Passengers can opt for short- or long-term parking, and get the first 20 minutes of parking free. The airport also features direct access to Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority bus service.

Airline carriers serving Erie International Airport:

  • Delta Air Lines
  • North Coast Air (charter service)
  • United Airlines
  • U.S. Airways

Erie, PA Ground Transportation

Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority

The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority provides daily bus and paratransit service from Erie to Edinboro. Also called the "e," the bus system runs along 14 routes and five college routes, providing direct access to such major destinations as the Erie International Airport, Millcreek Mall, Presque Isle Downs & Casino, Erie Art Museum and Erie Greyhound station. Bus fare is $1.10 each ride and $0.10 each transfer. Passengers can purchase five-ride passes for $4.75, 20-ride passes for $17 and 31-day passes for $35.

Bayliner Trolley

Operated by the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority, the free Bayliner Trolley shuttles passengers throughout downtown Erie, to such major destinations as the Bayfront Convention Center and Erie Greyhound station, as well as restaurants and entertainment venues. The trolley runs along the routes; the Green Route runs weekdays from 6:10 AM to 5:30 PM, while the Blue Route runs weekdays from 6 AM to 11 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM, and the Courthouse Route runs weekdays from 7 to 8:15 AM and 4 to 5:15 PM.


Located at 125 West 14th Street, Erie's Amtrak station is open daily from midnight to 2:30 AM and 5 to 7:30 AM. The station sits along Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited route, which provides daily service between Chicago and New York City, passing through South Bend, Cleveland and Buffalo.


Erie's Greyhound station, located at 208 East Bayfront Parkway, is open daily from 7:30 AM to 9 PM.

Rental Cars

Erie International Airport features on-airport counters for Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz and National, as well as off-airport Budget service.


Visitors traveling to Erie via Erie International Airport should expect to pay about $17 in taxi fare.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Pittsburgh, PA 113 mi 2 hrs 7 mins 2 hrs 49 mins USD $722+
Toronto, ON, Canada 110 mi 3 hrs 15 min 3 hrs 8 min USD $1,044+
Rochester, NY 141 mi 2 hrs 41 min 3 hrs 4 mi USD $628+
Cleveland, OH 103 mi 1 hr 45 min 49 min USD $438+
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